First Corona Virus case confirmed in SA.

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    Kids grown up but even when mine was young still preferred the physical tactile CD, vinyl etc just kept out of reach. Don't know if you pay for streaming services where the musicians get what's due for listening to their creations but i know some who claim to be fans of bands yet have just free downloaded albums, the bands want class them as fans but thieves!
     
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    Mainly Youtube and Spotify. Stopped torrenting music a while ago due to always running out of space.
     
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    @Grand Guru and all the other fellow essential workers

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    I’m only rated this optimistic as SAPO doesn’t even function under normal circumstances, as for the rest, ja well:facepalm:
     
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    So really as far as SAPO is concerned it's pretty much business as usual! lol
     
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    Woah, wayda derail lads. On a side note... Arrrrg, torrents till I die. This is the day you will always remember as the day you ALMOST caught Captain Jack Sparrow.
     
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    If that's paid torrent sites agreed with the music industry where the artists get paid that's fine but if it's free file sharing as a "TRUE MUSIC FAN" then to me that's no different to shop lifting or burglary.
     
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    As a programmer/ Captain of the 7 sea's... I strongly disagree. But to each their own.

    Ps if you go look up research on torrenting it's been proven that torrenting raises awareness and thusly increases sales and revenue for ALL programs/music/games etc. Once "pirates" are capable of paying for their desired "things" they generally end up doing just that in an attempt to support the creator.

    But were we not discussing WW3 / the latest pandemic?
     
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    I am aware of research but if you had said you use torrents to see if an album was any good before purchasing or to discover new artists that you then would fund by paying for their music then that's great and you may do that so no issue but it sounded from your response you just download music and get it for free so even the case for torrents unfortunately will have those that just take advantage just after free music with no intentions of funding the artists they are quite happily listening too and storing their material.
     
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    Happy B'day @Timwis

     
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    Thanks, got that from Pearl Jam Yesterday, at 49 i really shouldn't be getting so excited over an album release but it's been too long!
     
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    Hi guys, let’s keep this thread on topic

    If you want to discuss other things, feel free to make a new thread for it
     
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    Sorry @Silver it did start that way about what was available at Supermarkets during lockdown between SA and UK and things tend to take a turn lol!
     
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    Due to unforeseen scamming tricks, my tap and go has been cancelled. I paid once with the card still in my wallet in my pocket and that's not kosher!
    So to avoid walking past a scammer and realising you have just bought a car and don't own it, I'd rather swipe or pay cash and EFT. Tapping is a big NO!
     
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    Hi guys. S.A have now entered Stats. Two victims of the corona virus have just been announced.
    And both in the Western Cape.
     
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    First two deaths due to the virus have now been reported. Both deaths in the WC :(
     
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    Well I forsee the numbers are still going to escalate - people here just cruize the street and have little Imbizo's
    on the corners , so if it don't work in s/burbs what about squatter camps , think they will sit in their little houses? And its only day 1 -anybody have a number to report incidents to ?
     
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    Thats what I've got.

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    That's a given! No doubt about the confirmed numbers shooting through the ceiling. The two that died in WC were 28 and 48. Youth want to cruise around thinking they safe!! Check how we tracking against Italy when comparing the timeline. Italy went from 2 to 400 in 26 days. SA from 1 case to 557 in 19 days.

    Our great grandparents/grandparents were called to war to defend their people...all we need to do is sit on our ar$e$ and watch TV but even that's too hard!!?? Sorry but its really disappointing and frustrating because the actions of the irresponsible affects us ALL.
     
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    Problem is a lot of us will have it but so mild we don't realise or symptoms still yet to emerge. In the UK we are now getting over 100 deaths a day and those testing positive pretty much match those that have been tested because unless rich or famous or both people only get tested if hospitalised, and so many of those that are getting tested privately for peace of mind are coming back as positive. Even Prince Charles and now Boris Johnson have it!
    So when it says 10.000 in UK have tested positive it has to also be pointed out only about 10.000 have even been tested, millions of us have it here including probably me hard to tell because i always feel lethargic and have a dry throat, bit of a cough etc anyway!
     
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    The age of those two deaths would really worry me because in other countries people that young are not dying!
     
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    I was so eager to know their ages as well this morning and when I saw it we were terrified. Viruses too evolve! Not saying those two unfortunate people had hectic underlying conditions, but they young and one quite young!
     
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    To support your first paragraph, China have been doing extensive research and studies on this and what THEY found is that 4 out of 5 people that transmitted the virus didn't even know they had it.
     
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    That is a big problem @Ruwaid
    Scary

    I suppose one just needs to be extra careful and assume that anyone you see nearby may have the Coronavirus.
     
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    Exactly what you said @Silver Was watching a press release and one of the overseas Prime Ministers said one of the best things we could do now to help is act/believe that everyone around you is infected. Sad, scary and many would say drastic but ignorance could lead to that reality![/USER]
     
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